DSGN 1100: Design Explorations: From Typography to Tattoos

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students explore the relevance and impact of design in our everyday lives as well as the cultural, societal, and psychological influences on design in a historical context. They examine the form and function of everyday items and the interplay of status and identity of the objects and symbols that we surround ourselves with. Students learn about the power of marks, symbols, and icons leading to branding and their influence on consumer preferences.

This course is open to all Langara students wishing to explore trends in design, as well as those intending to pursue studies in visual arts or considering careers in design.

This course is not a design studio and does not teach design skills.

Students will receive credit for only one of DDSN 1100 or DSGN 1100.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma in Design Formation.

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